My address in Turkmenistan for the FIRST THREE MONTHS OF SERVICE is as follows:
PCT Stephen W. Smith
U.S. Peace Corps/Turkmenistan
PO Box 258, Krugozor
Central Post Office
Via Istanbul should be written somewhere on the envelope. This prevents it from going to Moscow, which they say delays everything.
Mail is rumored to take up to a month or more to arrive in Ashgabat. Since I leave in a month, and you ever planned on communicating, please start writing to me now! It’s going to be a long few years if I don’t recieve any letters. Email will be difficult and sporadic, so please, please, please, send letters, NOW.